This has been so far a whirlwind of an adventure. Ive been learning so many things about being on the water and living on a sailboat. Ive been treasuring every moment and I continue to take everyday one day at a time. This is a big change for me. Ive never been really on a sailboat let alone lived on one. And yet it has always been a dream of mine, and see now its coming true.
Sailing is sort of like camping, out in the outdoors, cooking on alcohol stoves, taking showers outside in a solar shower, and using the restroom in either portapotties or specially made ones on a boat just for you! I have to say Ive grown a lot since I left home a couple of weeks ago from visiting with family and friends. Ive learned to not worry to much about what I look like, cook on a alcohol stove, and clean, orgainze and conserve. Ive learned to enjoy life for what its worth and this is sort of a break for me from the conservative life where I worked everyday and never really sat and enjoyed what I have.
I know that it seems that from my family and friends point of view that Ive changed and Im not the same person as I used to be, some would say that Ive lost connection with them because Ive grown and they havent, or some would say they see me growing and like me just as best as I was before. Just wanted to say that my family and my friends are always in my heart and though it may not seem like im always there I do care and I do miss them. I just need something of my own. I feel like Ive depended on others for most of my life, asking for answers and asking for other things, making what should be my own decisions, others decisions. But not anymore, its time that Ive changed and it has taken a long time for me to get here, some part of me still is stuck in the past but I know that for the most part I have changed for the better and I can support myself and know what my dreams and wants are.
Miss Kitty Wompus our kitten. Has been having trouble adapting to the boat. She does find the cabin very comfortable, but since the cold weather the outside has been a fear of hers. We just put up netting around the boat for her sake but can't seem to get her to enjoy the outdoors with us yet. We feel she will get used to it eventually as cats usually adapt well, it just takes them awhile. Definately think she will get used to it more when the warm weather arrives. Shes still as crazy as ever, enjoys laying in our laps, purring, playing with random things in the cabin, including her toys, and the usual, sleeping, eathing and restrooming.
This trip down the intercoastal waterways has already been an adventure, but though we are not on the intercoastal waterway I am getting better everyday! The picture above is a picture I took around sunset, Justin was working on redoing the rigging on the mast and was all the way at the top which was amazing since its 35ft off the water. I thought it was a beautiful pic. We were docked in Pocomoke City, MD. There for a couple of days to do laundry, work on the boat, and get ready for our big adventure. Today we are currently in Onancock,VA. Been here for a few days because there are high winds and rainstorms, but all has died down and we head off to Cape Charles,VA a 10hr trip and our next anchorage.
More to come later. Take Care. Sincerely Tasha